OMD EM5ii Flash Cover?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by tkc9789, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. tkc9789

    tkc9789 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2013
    Dallas, TX
    Question for members who bought the OMD EM5ii. I recently acquired a reconditioned EM5ii and noticed that the flash unit does not come with a protective cover for the contacts. Just wondering if this is how the flash is shipped? Thanks.
     
  2. JDK504

    JDK504 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 28, 2013
    That's how I received mine. Just the black velvet pouch. There should be a plastic cover on the camera where the flash goes.

    (Bought brand new)
     
  3. tkc9789

    tkc9789 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2013
    Dallas, TX
    Thanks for your confirmation. Cheers!
     
  4. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    My refurbished E-M1's bundled flash came with a small plastic cover that fits over its hotshoe (of the bundled flash). But I believe the little flash that comes with the E-M5ii is a different model (and a bit more powerful) so they may have dropped the cover.
     
  5. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I suspect they dropped it because the new design simply uses the robust hot shoe mount, rather than having a fragile accessory port interface as well. The cover was mostly to protect the accessory port interface IMO.
     
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  6. MaK543

    MaK543 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 1, 2012
    MD USA
    My refurbished EM5ii came with the hot shoe cover, but I removed it right away. IMO It's useless.
     
  7. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    We are not talking about the hot shoe cover that goes on the camera.